clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bayern Munich not speaking to Sokratis Papasthatopoulos now, but a move is not ruled out

Bayern need defenders badly.

Atalanta v Olympiacos: Knockout Round Play-Offs Leg One - UEFA Europa League Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Bayern Munich is experiencing a player shortage right now. The Bavarians only have three midfielders, two of which are currently unfit to play; same goes for the defense. Jerome Boateng was tipped for a potential return, but the pursuit was met with intense backlash from the public and the club decided against signing him. The Rekordmeister are now kicking the tires on ex-Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papasthatopoulos:

Free agent Sokratis Papastathopoulos (35) has rejected a move to Real Betis as he’s hoping Bayern would come for him. The Greek defender is aware of Upamecano’s injury and is hopeful of a move to Bayern. The club is expected to make a decision this week.

– Sky’s Florian Plettenberg via @iMiaSanMia

FC Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images

The club, however, decided that the squad is adequate enough for the time being, but are not ruling out a move for the 35-year-old Greek:

One of the most memorable moments associated with Sokratis is him getting nutmegged three times in seven seconds by Werder Bremen’s Zlatko Junuzović on 31 October 2015. That was some Halloweens scare from the Austrian:

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bavarian Football Works Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Bayern Munich news from Bavarian Football Works